Out of Stealth, Xeround Launches MySQL as a Service

Xeround, a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup has come out of stealth and launched the beta version of MySQL in the cloud to offer a relational database as an on-demand service. The company is offering an elastic and linearly scalable database, and is going to be competing with the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS) (s amzn) and Microsoft’s Azure (s msft) for attention. Xeround is available either as Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) or as a virtual appliance.

The service is currently available on Xeround.com and Amazon’s EC2, and will soon be available on other cloud platforms as well. Xeround claims it has unique patented technology for data management in the cloud which can help it compete against the more fashionable NoSQL data stores that currently offer the scale that many web startups seek.

Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround, said in a news release, “Xeround keeps running during scale and schema changes without a change in performance with no code or architecture changes required.” The company is backed by Benchmark Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership.

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